By Francesco Albanese
This is the big one people. A truly head-thrashing, metal-fest for the ages. BEHEMOTH will be joining death-metal veterans Slayer and Lamb of God this summer for a tour that any death metal fan wouldn't want to miss. Commencing July 12th in Bemidji, Minnesota, and concluding in Phoenix, Arizona on August 20th, the six-week invasion is likely to be coming to a venue near you!
Slayer's Kerry King excitedly reports, "As metal tours go, this is the one that your fellow metalheads will be bragging about if you miss it! It's not very often I get to go on tour where we are all friends to start. That being said, the potential for greatness at these events is mind blowing. I look forward to being a part of it, and hanging with old friends -- bands as well as fanatical fans! Let the festivities begin!!"
Lamb Of God's Randy Blythe also reports, "It's been a while since we've toured with the almighty Slayer, and even longer since we've hit the road with our friends in BEHEMOTH. I can't wait! This tour is gonna be the feel-good event of the Summer. The gigs are gonna be like the Haight-Ashbury during the Summer of Love in '67! Ok, so that's complete bullshit. It's gonna be absolutely nothing like that, so don't show up with flowers in your hair looking for free hugs or anything stupid like that. It will definitely be a good fucking time though -- as long as your definition of a good time means brutal, caustic, and hideously loud music. See ya there!"
BEHEMOTH's Adam "Nergal" Darski continues the excitement, "It is with the utmost pride we are announcing the Slayer, Lamb Of God, and BEHEMOTH Summer tour! We are beyond excited to be joining this bill with these living legends and our friends one more time! We are also stoked about coming back to North American shores for the last time before kicking off the next album cycle. Come and join this extreme metal feast with us!"
Tickets are on sale NOW! Head over to www.slayer.net/tour to grab yours before they're gone, because they'll be gone before you know it .